Tasting time: Shanghai

– By Peter Wright

[Upcoming wine events in Shanghai]

Commanderie de Bordeaux wine tasting and dinner
A lavish dinner and French wine tasting will be held this Sunday 20th January at Kathleen 5‘s (325 Nanjing Xi Lu) from 6 PM by the Shanghai chapter of Commanderie de Bordeaux, a society of keen French wine drinkers. Wines to be served will include three vintages of Chateau Angelus, plus 14 St Emilion wines, including a couple of Pomerols. Cost for non-members is a paltry RMB1300 (members RMB1100). Please RSVP to: CDBSHANGHAI@yahoo.com.cn.

Summergate Los Vascos wine tasting
Summergate will hold a tasting of DBR Lafite Los Vascos Chilean wines on 23rd January at Laris (6F, 3 on the Bund) from 7-9 PM. Cost is RMB180, or RMB160 if pre-booked with Michelle Chung (michelle.chung@summergate.com). Wines to be tasted are a Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Chardonnay 2006, Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Cabernet Sauvignon Grande Reserve 2004 and Le Dix de Los Vascos 2003.

Ruby Red NZ wine master class
Keeping Shanghai’s wine lovers occupied, Ruby Red earns a spot on your calendar by scheduling a master class on New Zealand’s wines and wine regions on 26th January. The class will be held at Ruby Red’s office (No 41b, underground cellar, Tian Shan No.2 Borough, Zun Yi Rd) starting at 7.30 PM. Of course, there will also be some New Zealand wines for tasting. To reserve your seat, phone 6234 3031 or e-mail: info@rubyred.co.nz

ASC Louis Jadot wine tasting
Some great Burgundy wines will be all the rage on 31st January at Vino Venue (1970 Hongqiao Road) from 7 PM, courtesy of ASC. Wines to be tasted are: Bourgogne Chardonnay 2005, Pouilly-Fuisse 2006, Puligny-Montrachet 2005, Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2005, Beaune 1er Cru Theurons 1999 and Clos Vougeot Grand Cru 2001. Cost is just RMB128 per head. Please RSVP to: susanchen@asc-wines.com. Checking out Vino Venue, a new place that combines wine and art, should also be interesting.

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